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Car Jack Streets: Forgotten but still awesome?

01-31-2010, 10:03 AM
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Car Jack Streets: Forgotten but still awesome?

Dear TAers!

Lately I laid my hands on promo code on Car Jack Streets (by Tag Games).
If someone wouldn't know it is free-roam driving, GTA-style game where You have to complete dozens of different missions and explore pretty big city.

To my mind - this game is awesome. Maybe it does not shock with graphic (which is 2D with 3D elements) but city size and variety of missions stick me to the iPod for long hours.

Whole story is rather simple: You have limited time to pay Your debt by big mafioso. To do it - You have to get different jobs: some simple and easy, some long complicated and hard. Thus, once You have to blow up a building and once drive and ambulance bringing injured to the hospital.
Moreover, there are special missions where You can get something special: for example a tank or plane! But not for free, though.

Whole gameplay is decorated with nice sound system and hoppy soundtrack: music genre we are listening in the car (only there unfortunately) depends on class of car we are driving: in the pickup we'll hear country and in the sports hip-hop.

In addition, something some of You could have missed - Easter eggs! Developer has prepared players some fun by implementing undestroyable Knight Raider's car or clown walking on the street.





I am curious about Your opinion, what experience do You have about this game? I know that now, when GTA: Chinatown was relased, nothing can beat this title, but to me every game has something unique to offer. So "Car Jack Streets" is.

Yours,
Jarek

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01-31-2010, 10:08 AM
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Dear TAers!

Lately I laid my hands on promo code on Car Jack Streets (by Tag Games).
If someone wouldn't know it is free-roam driving, GTA-style game where You have to complete dozens of different missions and explore pretty big city.

To my mind - this game is awesome. Maybe it does not shock with graphic (which is 2D with 3D elements) but city size and variety of missions stick me to the iPod for long hours.

Whole story is rather simple: You have limited time to pay Your debt by big mafioso. To do it - You have to get different jobs: some simple and easy, some long complicated and hard. Thus, once You have to blow up a building and once drive and ambulance bringing injured to the hospital.
Moreover, there are special missions where You can get something special: for example a tank or plane! But not for free, though.

Whole gameplay is decorated with nice sound system and hoppy soundtrack: music genre we are listening in the car (only there unfortunately) depends on class of car we are driving: in the pickup we'll hear country and in the sports hip-hop.

In addition, something some of You could have missed - Easter eggs! Developer has prepared players some fun by implementing undestroyable Knight Raider's car or clown walking on the street.

I am curious about Your opinion, what experience do You have about this game? I know that now, when GTA: Chinatown was relased, nothing can beat this title, but to me every game has something unique to offer. So "Car Jack Streets" is.

Yours,
Jarek
the game took too long to complete...and it rushes you to finish. I played it for 5 min before deleting

01-31-2010, 10:09 AM
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Yes, I was thinking in the same at the beginning. But I gave it a shot and I don't regret. There is no rush to pay the debt. I am already playing 5th day and no thugs are after me
I will post screenshots of two mentioned easter eggs in the minute.

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01-31-2010, 10:20 AM
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no.no. GTA is WAY better, but they are both not the best game.

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01-31-2010, 10:20 AM
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No it's remembered and rubbish!

Hated it.

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01-31-2010, 10:22 AM
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Why do You say so? I know it is not 3D, does not have super quality music and many other additions. But it is cheap equivalent of GTA: CW.

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01-31-2010, 10:33 AM
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CJS has horrible graphics, even for a 2D game, I think PayBack is better, even though there is no story.

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01-31-2010, 10:34 AM
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I had three gripes about this game.
1.the missions never change, the same stuff everyday.
2. The buildings all look the same. You could be infront of a bar or a hospital and not know the difference. It makes the city seem less real
3. The guns. No pistol? And the SMG was only burst, why??? Also there were only 5 gun from my last count (smg, shotgun, rocket launcher, flamethrower, grenades). There is no comparison to GTA in the amount of guns.

Overall the game was okay and I did beat it but then I just deleted it because there is no replayablity. I guess looking back though Payback would have been a better buy.

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01-31-2010, 10:38 AM
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Thanks for the honest replies, at least.
I like this game, although I had no chance to take a look at Payback.
After all, I might have a sentiment - I have been playing this game on my old Java-enabled Sony Ericsson a few years ago...

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01-31-2010, 10:49 AM
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i played it for a week or so..
as you said,now that gta is out to me this game sounds like a more little one..
but i enjoyed the time spend with it.it has imo nothing of particular originality (apart from the good implementation of the phone and it's timing) and it lacks in graphic..but after all it's a good "little" game..

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